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MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 2:00pm EST
it. it's the only way to force the republicans to accept something they seemingly are devoid of accepting. >> eugene, let me bring you in. i want your thoughts. we'll have this as our "news nation" gut check. do people agree with the obama administration, this threat of going off the cliff if rates aren't reached. here's what nancy pelosi had to say about geithner's remarks. let me play it. >> if there is no agreement, then the fiscal cliff has to be dealt with. i didn't see it if they decent this, we do that. i saw it as a statement of fact. it's not a threat. it's a prediction. if there's no agreement, we go over the cliff. let's hope we can have an agreement. >> what do you make of the way she put it? it's not a threat. she said, listen, these are the facts. >> nice little economy you have there. nice little economy you have there. it would be a shame it if anything happened to it. that's not a threat. look, we have to start looking at what happens if we do, in fact, go over the so-called cliff, and what happens is, you know, one thing is we take a huge bite out of the defici
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
developing news. president obama on the ground in michigan right now starting the week right where he left off last week. using the public to pressure republicans in to extending tax cuts for the middle class to avert the fiscal cliff. these are some live pictures of a diamler plant outside of detroit where the president will be speaking in a couple of minutes. the president greeted by the state's republican governor about an hour ago. one day before a controversial right to work bill the white house is opposed to is signed in to law. we'll have more on that later in the show but as far as the fiscal cliff, our first read team says we are already at the end game if the goal is to get a deal passed by december 21st. now that means the president and house speaker boehner have five days max to reach an agreement. that takes us to the 15th. then the legislation has to be written by the 18th. the president is now working two strategies to get a deal done. he met with speaker boehner yesterday. that's the first face to face in nearly a month and their one on one first one since july 2011. n
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 11:00am PST
celebrated the proposal put out by president obama. meanwhile, you have a number of republicans slamming speaker boehner. how would you describe his position right now? >> well, he really didn't win for losing. he's trying to say to president obama if i wanted topaz your proposal i can't do it. he's really truly between a deal and promise and getting the fight over with and a conference that won't allow it. i think what senator demint is saying and house republicans are saying to john boehner is, let's go over the cliff. that we can live with the sequester and we absolutely will not raise tax rates no matter what. what that does is eliminate all of the tax cuts and then there's a new fight in january to push obviously by the democrats to restore tax cuts for 98% of americans. and then that will be muddied by the need for a debt ceiling increase and the fight goes in to february. it's government at the brink all the time. we don't know how the markets and the credit rating agencies will react. probably be bad ybut i think that's what you hear conservatives saying. >> erin, so far
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 11:00am PST
negotiations between speaker boehner and president obama are taking place behind the scenes. the public kabuki dance that is going on for the media to cover. the reality it seems that president obama is in a strong position. the republicans are going to have to concede at some point. what speaker boehner is doing, democrats may be waiting until january 3rd when he is reelected as speaker to get something done. i'm not sure i have insight on that, but that could be the strategy here. the problem is the president has been flexible. he reduced his target from 1.6 trillion to $1.4 trillion. he moved on the issue of the corporate tax reform which is something republicans wanted. republicans haven't moved at all on spending. they are saying we want you, president obama, to tell us what spending cuts we should propose. that's not the way it works. you are the people who ran all year long saying we need to cut more in spending. tell us where you want to cut, republicans. that's not what president obama ran on. he ran on raising the top tax rate for the top 2%. that's what he wanted to do
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2012 11:00am PST
segment, republicans should embrace it, they can turn around and put pressure on obama. but you and i and smerconish don't really know what the conservative base in john boehner's district and other districts around the country, house districts around the country are going to do when boehner and other house members say that they embrace that tax hike. they are going to go ballistic and look for somebody to run against them and make their life very, very difficult and that's big part of the problem here. >> michael thomas ski, thank you. >>> one u.s. soldier killed and three wounded after a suicide attack on a nato base in afghanistan moments after a visit is by secretary of defense leon panetta. panetta met with commanders and spoke to u.s. troops at the base before returning to kabul to meet with afghan president, hamid karzai. during a joint news conference, panetta invited karzai to washington to meet with president obama at the white house. we are joined live from kabul. do we know president karzai's response to that invitt nation it comes at an interesting time he gave a controversia
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 11:00am PST
way for republicans to get back at democrats for their successes earlier in november with the election, re-election of president obama. we'll have to see where this debate goes from here. what's interesting to note is that this legislation was tied to an appropriations measure and cannot be rescinded by referendum which we saw in ohio. now back to you. >> all right. thank you. joining me now, michigan congressman levine, ranking democrat on the house ways and means committee. thank you for your time. >> good to be here. >> you said that the governor divided michigan, that this is his legacy, frightful not only for him but the people of the state and for the middle class. how are you processing what's happened this morning in your home state? >> it's a terrible result. here's what's at stake. a voice for workers in the workplace. this turbulence, by the way, is bad for michigan. it is also bad for the workplace because workers want a voice and they got one. they want to be sure that when conditions are set, they're part of the process. and essentially, here's what happens under
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
the $360 billion that is in president obama's proposal with $4 trillion in deficit reduction that does it without cutting benefits. we have an opportunity to administrator years of solvency to medicare and medicaid. we need republicans to sit down at the table and embrace the notion you need a balanced approach. they need to send that middle class tax cut extension bill to the president's desk. >> what, if anything, does today's jobs report do for the president's hand in these negotiations? >> it just continues to add to the idea that we continue to make slow and steady progress. that we need to make more progress, and that you can see that although we've created jobs in the private sector i think for 33 straight months, you have a fragile recovery that we know a fiscal cliff would really impact in a dramatic way. we want to make sure we aavovoi that. we have an easy, no-brainer thing to do to give that certainty and another shot in the arm to the economy. and that is extend the middle class tax cuts. simple, no-brainer thing to do we agree on. >> really quickly here. ten seconds
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